Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 22, 2015.

SC governor says Confederate flag should come down

"Today we are here in a moment of unity... without ill will to say it's time to move the flag from capitol grounds," said Gov. Nikki Haley, in the wake of the racially charged killing of nine people in a Charleston church last week.

[Read more from ABC News]

Obama, on a podcast, discusses racism and slavery's 'long shadow'

President Barack Obama took part in a lengthy podcast interview published Monday, using the time to discuss racism in the United States with host Marc Maron. “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on,” Obama said. You can listen to the interview at Maron's website.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Greece outlines debt deal with default on the horizon

Facing increasing pressure and a nearing deadline, Greece's economy minister outlined a new proposal to help alleviate its debt crisis stalemate. Greece owes the International Monetary Fund €1.6B Euros – by July 1.

[Read more from the BBC]

DNA found in search for escaped NY inmates

Investigators found DNA evidence at a burglarized cabin in upstate New York while searching for the two men who escaped a state correctional facility June 6.

[Read more from CNN]

Apple tweaks streaming deal after Taylor Swift letter

Apple is changing its policy about how artists are paid from its new Apple Music streaming service after a public plea from Taylor Swift. Swift posted the letter on her Tumblr page Sunday (click here to read it), calling Apple's decision to not pay artists during the three-month free trial period offered to users "shocking" and "disappointing." Late Sunday night, Apple's VP Eddy Cue announced they were changing that policy.

[Read more from The Verge]

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Criminal charges possible for woman who drove on State Capitol grounds

She drove on the sidewalk and lawn, and at one point waved a large "Trump 2020" flag out the window.

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10 things fans should know before going to Vikings training camp

Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged for the unvaccinated.


Cases of COVID-19 linked to Provincetown outbreak found in Minnesota

There have been more than 550 cases linked to the Massachusetts tourist destination since the 4th of July weekend.

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Reports: Aaron Rodgers set for at least one more year with the Packers

Both sides showing signs of optimism just before training camp begins.

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KARE 11 crew teases upcoming 'Jeopardy!' cameo

Some familiar local faces will be providing contestants with "Minneapolis News" clues.

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Second victim of deadly crash in Orono is identified

The crash also was fatal for the son of Gophers hockey coach Bob Motzko.

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Ex-Viking and ex-Gopher could be contestants for Edina's 'Bachelorette'

Michelle Young, a teacher from Edina, is the show's Season 18 star.

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Mayo Clinic will require COVID-19 vaccines for all its staff

Those who decline will be required to wear masks and socially distance while on campus.

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Rep. John Thompson once again rejects calls to resign

He spoke briefly Monday morning at a press conference organized by his supporters.